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good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm rosemary connors. i think i saw quite a few people wearing short sleeves at the airport. let's get a check of the forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> we're going to see a lot of that, i'm sure we'll see shorts and somebody will be wearing flip-flops tomorrow. tomorrow maybe not that warm but it's warm, 57 degrees in philadelphia. in fact, each of these locations reporting 50s. lots of fog, though. riding in on the warm air, plenty of moisture, zero visibility down to a quarter mile. trenton not bad at philadelphia international. 5 mile visibility there. a foggy start, 58 degrees and rain moving in. help to clear the fog and then look at the warm-up. in spite of rain showers we'll be in the 60s later today. some areas warmer than others. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back. let's see what jessica boyington is following in the first alert traffic center. >> a lot of foggy conditions outside right now. but right now we're looking at the boulevard. we don't see fog in the familiar
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ras around 17th street. you can see everybody moving along nicely whether they are headed north or southbound. so far for the morning and no lane restrictions, no construction there. but in hammonton, a tractor-trailer on the atlantic city expressway. westbound right around route 54 at exit 28. that's blocking out the left lane. so still open to traffic. people are getting through the area. the blue route is okay, all in the green. southbound from the schuylkill to 95 is typically where we see that delay first in the morning time only 1 fewer minutes. 69 miles per hour so some are still moving. we'll check with mass transit when i come back in the next ten minutes. >> thanks. first on 10, philadelphia police and counter terrorism officials are on alert after someone stole dozens of industrial size propane tanks from two businesses in the city. matt delucia is live at northeast detectives in mayfair. what do we know about this investigation? >> reporter: we're talking about large tanks, and investigators want to know who took these and
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why. an alert was sent out to law enforcement agencies throughout the area after 43 tanks were stolen from two businesses. one on the 2300 block of church street and the other on pennypack street. this happened last week. video quas able to capture a man loading the tanks in a dark minivan in one case. here is why there is so much concern. as i mentioned the size of these tanks, more than half are described as being large enough that you need after fork-lift to move them. propane tanks of this size are typically for industrial applications. because these tanks and the gas are so flammable, that of course is raising more concern as to whether these are to be used for something more sinister. more of a police presence around the businesses in question as of late, and the counter terrorism unit we're told is also looking into the case right now. live at northeast detectives,
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matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." happening now travelers are heading to their holiday destinations on this busy day for airports across the country. nbc 10's monique braxton is live at philadelphia international with what to expect if you are flying this morning. monique. >> reporter: hey, rosemary, let me tell you i have been here many a holiday season, i have never seen so many people heading away for the holiday. look at the tsa lines here. i was told earlier this morning it was even worse. so we thought we'd call our travel expert in from aaa, jana, to explain to us why we're seeing so many people this early in the holiday season, today is no the 323rd >> cot insides with schools letting out. we'll see travel pick up as we're seeing here today, today
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through the rest of the day today and tomorrow. >> how many folks do you think are traveling by air between christmas and new year's. >> in the philly area we're going to see close to 73,000 of philadelphia area residents traveling by air, and over one million traveling by car. 90% of holiday travelers will go by car. >> no doubt gas prices being lower this year, have a lot to do with that. >> gas prices are definitely driving travel no pun intended. they are at the lowest levels all year, and it's put a lot more income in people's pocket which allows them the extra money to be with family for the holidays. >> and the fact, too, you mentioned christmas as well as new year's day are both on fridays, so some people are taking off today and tomorrow. >> absolutely. it's the way the holidays fall this year will incentivize people to travel. they don't have to take as much personal time if any. >> we've seen a lot of people
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excited, no one is mad about the lines being so long. which is nice at this hour of the morning. absolutely. but aaa advises that people pack their patience because this is indicative of what you're going to find at the airports, the train station, the bus station and then on the roadways later today. >> thanks so much, jane. we'll be talking to you as the morning progresses. we should also tell you that nbc 10 has an app to let you know how long you may have to wait in the line that you see behind me. live for now at the airport, monique braxton, "nbc 10 news." 5:35. a year to remember but a bowl game to forget. the temple owls wrapped up their best season in decades with a loss in florida. the faithful showed their support. temple was down but showed fight near the end. the owls went for and seemed to recover the onside kick but the refs went the other way with the call. fans couldn't believe it.
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they lost, ending the season 10-4. temple showed its pride and class with this tweet. after the game the caption read, thank you owl nation, what a ride. >> hillary clinton fires back in the ongoing war of words with donald trump on the campaign trail. >> shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. >> jeb bush is getting in on the action. why clinton is coming out on top in this feud. plus, shedding light on this streak in the sky. why experts believe they solved the mystery. >> somebody may be streaking this morning but a good chance you won't see them with the thick fog. cape may not foggy but damp. temperatures in the 50s at 5:36.
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start this morning. a little bit of mist and you can see the fog forming right along the delaware, that's the view from the adventure aquarium. the temperature not bad at all. 57 degrees. that's 2 degrees warmer than it was yesterday and will be warmer this afternoon. a warm-up will help get rid of the fog that is thickest in pennsylvania. zero visibility for coatesville. a half mile, improvement, in quakertown but slow going with the fog. and windshield wipers through is the morning and the afternoon. the rain to the south is just moving into central delaware right now. a few sprinkles moving through cape may, the light rainfall will be on and off, steady or potentially heavy rain this afternoon. but today during the day, 50s, upper 50s at that for allentown, quakertown and reading. 60s for trenton, mount holly and doylestown. at the shore with rain moving in, atlantic city near 60. in the low 60s for vineland and dover. a foggy start but a rainy day for wilmington, drexel hill and
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philadelphia. warmer weather on the way. record temperatures, got the seven-day when i'm back in ten minutes. >> we'll see you in ten. 20 minutes benefit 6:00. let's check your ride to work. we have a serious issue in south jersey. >> reports that this accident may be fatal with an overturned tractor-trailer. i'll have an update on the atlantic city expressway around route 54 at exit 28. the left lane was closed earlier but now closed east and westbound so a few lane restrictions there involving this accident. traffic still moving through. everything is still in the green so no delays, stoppages or complete stand still backups. we're still good to go. in new jersey, though, on 295, this is the around 644, doing okay. you can see a little fog in the area but southbound from the 42 freeway to the delaware memorial bridge no problems, 22 minutes, we're good to go.
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average speeds are 66 miles per hour. out in horsham township, keith road, an accident that occurred yesterday morning, that may be there for some time. but mass transit a good alternate so far for the morning. no problems or delays for new jersey transit, dart, patco or septa. >> a pennsylvania supreme court judge gets benched. we'll tell you about the punishment handed down in the porn e-mail investigation. also, a ruling in a police assault case will lead to some money nor the officer. his future on the force is up in the air.
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>> >> it's quarter to 6. the family of a montgomery county airman who is among the six u.s. troops killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan is talking about their loss. staff sergeant peter taub was 30, he had been in the air force eight years. his wife is expecting their second child next summer. >> he loved his family, loved his daughter, the apple of his eye. >> his father and step mother say they didn't know he was i in afghanistan baugs he told them he was somewhere else. he and five others died when a bomber on a motorcycle drove into their group and detonated
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his suicide vest. a high ranking official was among the victims, major adrianna became the third female member of the air force to die in afghan. her marriage to her partner three years ago viewed by gay rights activists as a milestone following the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell policy." >> today new jersey grand jury is expected to decide the next step in the case against the truck driver who slammed into tracy morgan's limo. the panel will announce whether to uphold the charges against kevin roper. yesterday's hearing his lawyer asked to have the charges against his client tossed out. roper was driving for walmart when he crashed into morgan's limo on the new jersey turnpike last year. the comedian was seriously hurt, his friend was killed. >> a delaware police officer will get back pay following his acquittal on assault charges. dover police corporal thomas
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webster had been suspended without pay since june but a jury cleared him of charges earlier this month. this is dash cam video of the incident which showed webster kicking dickerson in the face. the force knocked dickerson unconscious and broke his jaw. webster returned to the force on paid administrative leave. the department still has to decide if he can return to full duty. >> pennsylvania supreme court justice michael eakin is now suspended with pay for his part in a pornographic e-mail scandal. a panel ordered the suspension one day after eakin apologized at a hearing, eakin will be off the job while an ethics court investigates him. he is one of several officials accused of exchanging lewd and offensive e-mail. the scandal surfaced after kathleen kane released more than 1,000 of eakin's e-mails. kane claims her legal troubles started when she released those. she is facing perjury charges. >> now to decision 2016. republican white house
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front-runner donald trump tweeted overnight that the media is blowing his recent comments about hillary clinton out of proportion. clinton fired back at trump during a town hall in iowa yesterday. the democratic presidential front-runner took aim at trump's remarks about her bathroom break and a crude reference to chin on the's defeat in the 2008 pray mary. here is her response after a girl in the audience said she had been bullied asked clinton how to handle. >> you are looking at somebody who had a lot said about me. it doesn't particularly bother me. we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. >> republican candidate jeb bush is also chiming in saying that trump's comments about clinton has helped here by letting clinton be the victim. >> a new poll reveals that at least half the voters in america say they would be embarrassed to have donald trump as president but it hasn't affected his lead
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in the gop race. the new poll shows that trump is leading the republican field with 28% support. the senator ted cruz has pulled up close with 24%. senator marco rubio and dr. ben carson round out the top four. hillary clinton is polling at 61%, senator bernie sanders is second at 30%. 12 minutes before 6:00. a warm, cloudy and foggy and somewhat misty start to the day. a live view across the delaware, visibility is not bad. it is warm, look at that, 57 degrees now in philadelphia. we'll be in the 60s this afternoon. you can see some of the low clouds and fog looking over center city from here at the nbc 10 studio. the fog will disappear. the clouds will stay all day long. zero sunshine today. better chance you'll need your umbrella. and those will be going up this morning. look at the rain just to the south. that will make steady progress
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and the first showers are already moving in to delaware and south jersey. the rain will be arriving in philadelphia later this morning and staying this afternoon. a foggy start. most of the thick fog is in pennsylvania, then rain and through it all warmth. 60s this afternoon. but record temperatures still on track for tomorrow. 75 degrees breaking the all-time record high for december for philadelphia. 62 in the morning. that record warmth could see showers during the day on thursday. not expecting an all day rain. there is a chance of a shower on friday, christmas day, but look at the temperatures, 68 would tie the record for the day. 57 in the morning. santa trying to keep cool. it will be cooler on saturday with showers in the area for the eagles game. then look at the warm-up, near 70 on sunday. turning cooler with showers on monday and then another warm-up. what a roller coaster tuesday near 60 degrees again. >> just excited.
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>> drivers should keep an eye out for problems in south jersey. >> jessica boyington has been watching that. >> nothing new since the last time but definitely something if you are just tuning in. out in hammonton we have an overturned tractor-trailer on the atlantic city expressway. there are injuries, there will be an accident investigation for sure. they typically tend to stick around longer then normal accident scenes. westbound right around route 54 at 28, the left lane is closed on the east and westbound sides so it's affecting both directions. traffic still getting through the area, though, so we'll keep you updated if that changes. for right now you should be good to go to move through. for the schuylkill expressway, we're still great there, you can see our drive times in the green, 11 minutes westbound on the vine street to the blue route. you cap see around montgomery drive no problems into center city or toward the king of prussia area to go to the mall. but right now it's early for that. 95 from delaware you can see
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we're doing the same. 10 minutes north or southbound from 295 to 495. >> thanks, jessica. >> you could just say you made a mistake. okay. >> very patient 911 caller on the end of that line. a little girl called 911 after she accidentally knocked down her elf on the shelf. she was worried santa wouldn't visit her. the elf's job is to report back to santa if they should be on his good list. izzy knocked hers over playing ball in the house so called 911 for help. she couldn't tell her parents. her mom was surprised when police arrived at the front door. izzy tried to wave them away. >> she was hysterical crying, panicking. >> i didn't want to get in trouble. >> izzy apologized to the officers for calling 911. they were understanding saying that this was an emergency for
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the girl. she thought she ruined christmas but izzy says that santa knows she won't do this again. coming up next, big money at the movies. how star wars is helping the box office soar toward an all-time record. >> plus -- the sky is falling. on the slopes. we'll take another look after a drone dropped from above. ♪ this holiday season, my good friend gave to me ♪
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it's the five minutes before 6. look at this streak across the sky. neighbors across california and nevada saw this last night describing it was a fire ball flying through space. at first it was reported to be a meteor but officials now say it's debris from a russian spacecraft that launched on monday. >> the box office is expected to hit a record this year thanks in large foort "star wars." the company that analyzes box office numbers says that ticket sales will reach $11 billion based on the early performance of the latest "star wars" flick which has crossed the $300 million mark less than a week
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since its release. "the force awakens" is expected to continue to do plenty of business throughout the holidays. >> a skier escaped injury after a close call with a falling drone that happened during a race in italy. take a look, the champion skier was heading down the mountain when the drone dropped out of the sky. it happened so fast the champ said he didn't notice it. despite the close call the skier finished second. look at this video. an unexpected guest made its way through myrtle beach international airport in south carolina. a coyote seen scam perring through the airport. video caught it going through baggage claim. officials trapped it before putting it down. flights were not impacted. >> we have new information this morning, a miss universe pageant executive says he would welcome steve harvey to host the event again despite his blupder crowning the wrong winner. the host mistakenly announced
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that miss colombia won, then corrected his mistake and gave the crown to miss philippines. miss colombia took to instagram to thank fans for her support. here is a portion. it says i was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming miss universe for only a couple of minutes. because of that colombia and the latin community are being talked about in every corner of the world. >> drivers will enjoy art work dur tharg commute. bill boards will go up in the beginning of january featuring the works of seven lehigh valley artists. part was open to young people. >> they are men and women who risk their lives for our free m freedom. >> it's thanks to the generosity of other and good old st. nick.
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santa at the new jersey veterans memorial home of vineland handed out hundreds gifts to veterans there, part of the second wind dreams national organization. the vets write down a favorite gift or wish on an ornament that hangs from a tree in the local and that's when customer generosity takes over. >> brings it right to our counter at the courtesy desk and we wrap it, we tag it, and we deliver it. >> it's their faces, no matter how old you are, you are always a kid at christmas. >> very true. the vineland veterans home has been grant add lifetime scholarship to second wind dreams. >> two minutes benefit 6:00. check out the image of a cross on display in california. the tree was dying because of the drought and threatened the roof of the church. when workers cut it down they
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discovered the image of a flowing cross. they plan to display so it everyone can see it. >> just in time for christmas. you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news" at 6 chock a.m. starts right now. >> 43 industrial size propane tanks are stolen from two philadelphia businesses. now police and counter terrorism officials are trying to figure out who stole them and why. >> it is time to fly. the time now is 5:59, just before 6:00 in philadelphia international airport is packed with travelers. as the holiday rush begins. >> if you are headed out be prepared to take it slow. we're off to a foggy start and warm start. 56 degrees in philadelphia. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm rosemary connors. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley, very warm one. >> riding in on that warm air is a lot of moisture and that's where we're getting the fog,
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look at the pocono mountains. a foggy start and it's going to take time for this to clear. the worst tip skal person chester county. zero visibility there. light fog in wilmington, trenton at quarter mile visibility. we'll see fog and then showers, the first rain moving into central delaware, cape may, those showers will be moving in. the temperatures moving up. 57 at 8:00, by 9:00, 10:00, we'll see upper 50s, not a big warm up but we're in store for 60s and more rainfall. your forecast when i'm back in 10 minutes. >> bill, we're watching this accident south in hammonton. it's affecting the east and westbound side right in hammonso

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